Lugano Airport

General information

Switzerland’s southernmost airport is located close to the Swiss cities of Lugano, Locarno and Bellinzona, and the Italian city of Como. Lugano Airport offers a beautiful approach, but not many people can experience it, because there just a couple of flights per week.


Where is Lugano Airport situated?

The airport is situated west of the city. Lugano Airport is easily accessible from exit Lugano Nord of the A2/E35 motorway.

How many terminals has Lugano Airport?

The regional airport has one small terminal.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Lugano Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Switzerland.

Airport Distance
Milan Malpensa Airport (Italy) 44km
Milan Linate Airport (Italy) 68km
Bergamo Airport (Italy) 72km
Turin Airport (Italy) 133km
Bern Airport 148km
Zurich Airport 164km
Verona Airport (Italy) 168km
Genoa Airport (Italy) 177km
Friedrichshafen Airport (Germany) 191km



The distance from Lugano Airport to the centre of Lugano is 6 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Lugano.

From LUG Airport to Lugano City centre by Car
6 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Lugano Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Lugano Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Lugano is about CHF 35.-. Book your taxi at Lugano Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From LUG Airport to Lugano City centre by Taxi
6 km
15 min
CHF 35.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Lugano Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Budget and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Lugano Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Lugano Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Lugano Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Lugano Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Lugano Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Lugano Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Swiss


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Lugano Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Delfino Lugano, Lugano

The family-run Hotel Delfino has a privileged location close to the lake shore and next to the pedestrian area which leads into the heart of the city of Lugano. Garage parking spaces are available on site for an extra charge.


Hotel Villa Marita, Lugano

Ideally situated in a quiet area surrounded by trees and parkland, 400 metres from the next bus stop, the family-owned Hotel Villa Marita welcomes you for a relaxed stay. The rooms include balconies with panoramic views and a TV.


Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa, Cademario

Built in 1914 and located 850 meters above sea level, Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa has massage, relaxation and steam rooms. It features indoor and outdoor heated pools, water features, a park and 2 conference rooms.

Hotels in Lugano

Looking for the best hotels in Lugano? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Continental Parkhotel, Lugano

The family-run Continental Parkhotel is located 200 metres south of the main railway station of Lugano, where the funicular leaves regularly for the city centre.


Hotel&Hostel Montarina, Lugano

The Hotel&Hostel Montarina occupies a historic Villa built around 1860, only 200 meters from the Lugano train station.


Hotel Admiral Lugano, Lugano

Hotel Admiral Lugano is located in the Paradiso neighbourhood, within walking distance from the shores of Lake Lugano and the San Salvatore funicular station. Guests can enjoy free access to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the fitness room.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Lugano Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Zoo al Maglio: 1-Day Ticket for the Jungle of Ticino

Enjoy your day surrounded by palmtrees and over 200 animals of about 45 different species. See lions, snowleopards, wallabies, monkeys, apes, raccoons, parrots and pet animals in a safe environment.


Lugano: Taste my Swiss City Self-guided Food Tour

Get to know the city from a local's perspective with a self-guided "Taste My Swiss City" gastronomic tour. Enjoy snacks typical of the region, off the beaten track and recommended by locals.

Tour & transport

From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

Visit 2 countries in just 1 day on this all-encompassing tour of the best lakes and villages in Switzerland and Italy.


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